Do you have a few spare hours to donate to your community?
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers (OCSV) is currently looking for people who might like to serve on its Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for effectively governing the organization.
Six Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety during the month of August, 2017. Of 8380 vehicle checked, 663 or 8% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 83 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 24 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
1) File 17-8229 September 8, the Oceanside RCMP received a report from the Salvation Army in Parksville. During the previous evening suspects had loaded their truck docking bay with garbage. 2 suspects in a dark burgundy Dodge Durango truck attended the bay and 2 males wearing their hoodies drove up and emptied a large trailer load of garbage.
Just a friendly reminder that the kids have headed back to school! We need to make sure we slow down through the school zones and ensure children's safety. Every year there are children that are walking or riding their bikes to school for the first time. They need extra time and room while they get comfortable in their journey.
The Keeping in Touch (KIT) program is designed to assist seniors who may be concerned about having a fall or a sudden illness and being in need of help. KIT is a wonderful program for individuals who live alone, possibly with medical issues, or those recovering from surgery or a hospital stay.
Oceanside RCMP recovers hundreds of bicycles each year with no way of knowing who the owners are.
The local detachment is now partnering with Oceanside Community Safety to help bicycle owners protect their property by encouraging owners to register their bikes.
1) File 17-7404 August 17. 13 bundles of cedar shakes were reported stolen from the 1200 block of Pintail Drive, in Eaglecrest, Qualicum Beach. Fresh shoe prints could be seen in the construction sand around the residence.
More and more often when I drive on a busy highway I'm finding much of the traffic jammed into the left lane, each driver trying unsuccessfully to get ahead of the others. One would think that this situation would be akin to being the proverbial kid in the candy store for anyone in traffic law enforcement, violations everywhere! Slower traffic failing to keep right, following too closely, unsafe lane change, cross single solid line, failing to signal lane change and, depending on your point of view, the root cause of much of this: attempting to exceed the speed limit.